High court to hear Akuapem Poloo’s appeal over jail term today

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The Criminal Court 2 Division of the High Court will today, April 21, 2021, hear the appeal filed by the lawyer of social media personality, Rosemond Brown, against her 90-day jail sentence.

Known in show business as Akuapem Poloo, the socialite was sentenced for publishing obscene material and for undermining the dignity and integrity of her 7-year-old son.

But her lawyer, Andrew Vortia immediately appealed against the sentence describing it as harsh.

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He has also, subsequently, applied for bail for Akuapem Poloo pending a determination of the appeal.

Akuapem Poloo was found guilty of publicizing a nude photo of herself and her seven-year-old son on June 30, 2020.

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She pleaded guilty to all three charges and was convicted on her own plea by the court though she had initially pleaded not guilty.

She was handed her sentence following her conviction on charges of publication of obscene material and domestic violence by an Accra circuit court.

The judge, Christina Cann, bemoaned the spate of nudity on Ghanaian social media, maintaining that the punishment meted out to Akuapem Polo must serve as a deterrent to others.

Source: citinewsroom